[RFI] Samsung isn't completely RF quiet
dj2001x at comcast.net
Tue Sep 24 19:43:41 EDT 2013
I doubt FM systems will be affected, besides most states are now on digital, so they won't be of much help, IMHO, unfortunately.
I think we are alone in this battle against the consumer junk that is now rampant amongst us, next to our own homes and stations. The FCC doesn't seem to be very interested either, nor do our elected representatives. It's all about commerce and profit, jobs, etc. Hams are just a pin-prick, nuisance at best and of no economic impact on the big picture.
On 24, Sep 2013, at 17:48, Cortland Richmond <ka5s at earthlink.net> wrote:
> I'm not a lawyer and this is not legal advice. Read Part 15, and your state laws regarding a seller's implied warranty of serviceability.
> According to Part 15, harmful intereference is a condition that requires the owner to stop using whatever device produces the RF, and appliances are not exempt from THAT. This being the case, you could possibly have returned it to the seller for a refund when you first noticed the problem. Seeing as it's two years now, I doubt you could return it now, but you could still try.
> If the State Police acquired it, with the wide coverage needed there, they could be on Low Band VHF and notice the problem. If THEY complained Samsung might get a public black-eye.
> I can see the headlines:
> KOREAN REFRIGERATOR JAMS STATE POLICE
> FCC asked to investigate.
> On 9/24/2013 1737, Mel Crichton wrote:
>> Just to reiterate my comments from 2 years ago... Samsung high-end energy-efficient super-(audio) quiet refrigerator creates extremely strong RFI every 5 KHz.....it's from the compressor, not the display...
>> No help from Samsung USA... Claimed to have no idea of the problem... they said "Sorry we can't help"...
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